The President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has announced the closure of the administrative, land and air borders of the republic, with effect from April 5, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the "Covid-19" virus.
Kadyrov announced, in a speech broadcast on his page on "Instagram" today, Wednesday, the suspension of air and land transport to and from Chechnya completely after the fifth of April, with the exception of food and medical supplies, adding that the local authorities will then launch sanitation measures in the villages, towns and cities of the republic.
Kadyrov said: "Everyone who wants to enter or leave the republic in the near future must do so before April 5th, and after this date we will not allow anyone to enter. The talk is about the safety of my people and my republic and decisive measures must be taken in these circumstances."
He expressed the authorities' readiness to provide all possible assistance and assistance to those wishing to enter or leave the republic before the said date.
He added that everyone who will need to leave Chechnya urgently after the borders are closed will have to submit a request to the operating room for fighting against the Corona virus in the republic, and these requests will be considered individually and emergency evacuations will be organized using charter planes.
The operations room will also grant licenses to officials who must leave and return to the republic within the framework of performing their duties.
This came after the registration of the first death due to corona in the Republic, and ten cases of the epidemic.